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London Wasps
04-01-06, 02:37 PM
Hi,

Looks like Jonnys back to play aganst us next Sunday. I am glad to see his return and hope that he has a good game http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/4574520.stm

Check out the story from the BBC, I wish him well and hope that his injury spell is over!!

Oh, and of course us to win aganst them!!

Thanks,

London Wasps

2nd from Top! Come on Wasps, win the premiership again!!

Bullitt
04-01-06, 02:54 PM
Meh. He&#39;s past it and won&#39;t ever be half the player he was.

Canadian_Rugger
04-01-06, 03:04 PM
only time will tell Teh Mite all I can say is England and Newcastle wasted him. They tried to push him back to quickly as he was hugely marketable and in the end it ended up costing them the biggest name in english rugby.

Bullitt
04-01-06, 03:07 PM
Well, if there&#39;s any justice in the world Charlie Hodgson won&#39;t loose his England spot to him. The Lions tour showed who the better fly half is now.

London Wasps
04-01-06, 03:19 PM
I totally agree with you on that.. I think Charlie is a very good Fly-half and do believe that the Number 10 jersey is going to be his.. Wilkinson will not make it back in the England team, which is a shame..

Anyway, still good to have him back..

Thanks,
London Wasps

An Tarbh
04-01-06, 03:24 PM
Is it any wonder that his body just shut down the way it did considering the amount of high level rugby he&#39;s played since 17, by this stage he probably has the body of someone in their mid thirties. And it would seem that even Woodturd was aware of this problem when he started both Hodgson and Wilkinson in the 2003 6 Nations, just to give Charlie some serious gametime if Wilkinson had collapsed before or during the world cup.

Canadian_Rugger
04-01-06, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by An Tarbh@Jan 5 2006, 04:24 AM
Is it any wonder that his body just shut down the way it did considering the amount of high level rugby he&#39;s played since 17, by this stage he probably has the body of someone in their mid thirties. And it would seem that even Woodturd was aware of this problem when he started both Hodgson and Wilkinson in the 2003 6 Nations, just to give Charlie some serious gametime if Wilkinson had collapsed before or during the world cup.
yah his body is f***ed what he needs is a serious break from any sort of training. Its his obsessive training regimen thats killing him. their is such a thing as overtraining. But hye he is a world champion and sometimes u gotta do what u gotta do.

ScumV
04-01-06, 09:01 PM
I am Welsh, Johnny is English but I can safely post here what I have posted elsewhere many times. The RFU & Newcastle RFC deserve to be shagged blind with a pinneapple for the way they have treated JW. The boy has been **** on at every corner being rushed back into the team when he is not fit.

Johnny Wilkinson could have been one of the all time greats (although some still hold him as such, but IMO he really hasn&#39;t fullfilled potential due to the above). We will never see the best of JW, as his best now will be a shadow of what his best could have been.

sambãd5
04-01-06, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by ScumV@Jan 5 2006, 11:01 AM
I am Welsh
oh no....


but yeah nah - hes a great player, and he needs a massive holiday from rugby. i dont think this is the last we will see on wilko in the international scene though...

loratadine
04-01-06, 10:08 PM
i agree although im not a fan of technical number tens i prefer the more fluent number 10&#39;s ala dan carter and phill bennet

Canadian_Rugger
05-01-06, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by sambad5+Jan 5 2006, 10:09 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sambad5 @ Jan 5 2006, 10:09 AM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-ScumV@Jan 5 2006, 11:01 AM
I am Welsh
oh no....


but yeah nah - hes a great player, and he needs a massive holiday from rugby. i dont think this is the last we will see on wilko in the international scene though... [/b]
I agree sambad and I also agree with you ScumV Newcaslte RFC and RFU have placed enormous pressures on johnny and have treated him very poorly trying to rush him back as he is a money making machine but this inturn has come close to ruining his career. I have a feeling though that we haven&#39;t seen the last of Johnny Wilkinson and given the proper nurturing he can again reach the level of play and form he had prior to the RWC.

cavan
05-01-06, 12:46 AM
Wilkinson is his own worst enemy. He&#39;s destroyed himself with his dedication. His mind writes cheques that his body just can&#39;t always cash.

robbinho
05-01-06, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by ScumV@Jan 5 2006, 10:01 AM
I am Welsh, Johnny is English but I can safely post here what I have posted elsewhere many times. The RFU & Newcastle RFC deserve to be shagged blind with a pinneapple for the way they have treated JW. The boy has been **** on at every corner being rushed back into the team when he is not fit.

Johnny Wilkinson could have been one of the all time greats (although some still hold him as such, but IMO he really hasn&#39;t fullfilled potential due to the above). We will never see the best of JW, as his best now will be a shadow of what his best could have been.
You lost me at "I am Welsh".....

Boy
05-01-06, 04:53 PM
The thing is that all his injuries aren&#39;t really related. He knackered his neck/shoulder, then hurt his knee, had appendicitus (sp?) and then a groin injury. He probably wasn&#39;t fully fit, and hasn&#39;t been for years, but a lot of it&#39;s bad luck.

To be honest, I expect Wilko&#39;s happy that Hodgson&#39;s developed so well. At least there&#39;s a lot less pressure on him coming straight back into the England team (isn&#39;t he notionally still captain, or is Corry the permanent fixture?)

Boy
05-01-06, 04:58 PM
Comeback delayed again... (http://home.skysports.com/list.asp?hlid=350618&CPID=&clid=&channel=skysports_home_page)

harrison2468
05-01-06, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Boy@Jan 5 2006, 05:58 PM
Comeback delayed again... (http://home.skysports.com/list.asp?hlid=350618&CPID=&clid=&channel=skysports_home_page)
Sounds like it is probably for the best.

I think Corry is permanent as well.

An Tarbh
05-01-06, 05:01 PM
Seriously you do have to wonder why he bothers

SaintsFan_Webby
05-01-06, 05:16 PM
Could go and play football for Southampton if he likes. Not as much chance of injury.

gjohn85
05-01-06, 07:52 PM
I think Wilko should take a year off without training whatsoever & then try again. If he gets carries on getting injured, then he should retire.

Bullitt
05-01-06, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby@Jan 5 2006, 06:16 PM
Could go and play football for Southampton if he likes. Not as much chance of injury.
Well, he&#39;s garanteed to get picked by Woodward, regardless of fitness or form! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

loratadine
05-01-06, 09:22 PM
ha ha ha great! just great!

ScumV
05-01-06, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by robbinho+Jan 5 2006, 11:35 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (robbinho @ Jan 5 2006, 11:35 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-ScumV@Jan 5 2006, 10:01 AM
I am Welsh, Johnny is English but I can safely post here what I have posted elsewhere many times. The RFU & Newcastle RFC deserve to be shagged blind with a pinneapple for the way they have treated JW. The boy has been **** on at every corner being rushed back into the team when he is not fit.

Johnny Wilkinson could have been one of the all time greats (although some still hold him as such, but IMO he really hasn&#39;t fullfilled potential* due to the above). We will never see the best of JW, as his best now will be a shadow of what his best could have been.
You lost me at "I am Welsh"..... [/b]
Wouldn&#39;t expect anything else from a Bath lad http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif

Boy
05-01-06, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by ScumV+Jan 6 2006, 11:17 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ScumV @ Jan 6 2006, 11:17 AM)</div>

Originally posted by robbinho@Jan 5 2006, 11:35 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-ScumV@Jan 5 2006, 10:01 AM
I am Welsh, Johnny is English but I can safely post here what I have posted elsewhere many times. The RFU & Newcastle RFC deserve to be shagged blind with a pinneapple for the way they have treated JW. The boy has been **** on at every corner being rushed back into the team when he is not fit.

Johnny Wilkinson could have been one of the all time greats (although some still hold him as such, but IMO he really hasn&#39;t fullfilled potential* due to the above). We will never see the best of JW, as his best now will be a shadow of what his best could have been.
You lost me at "I am Welsh".....
Wouldn&#39;t expect anything else from a Bath lad http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif [/b]
http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif

edinburgh_gunner
05-01-06, 10:53 PM
Whilst I&#39;m not a fan of Wilkinson, it&#39;s sad to see such a talent wasted. The RFU rushed him back way too soon, they were desperate to have him back as England really did struggle for a year and a bit. I hope that he does come back, cause he does deserve to be playing and reaching his potential.

London Wasps
06-01-06, 10:48 AM
So, is he getting paid sick for all this? Thats one long doctors note! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif

Perhaps he can become a director for the club! http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif

Thanks,

London Wasps.....

Without the line http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

gjohn85
06-01-06, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by London Wasps@Jan 6 2006, 11:48 PM
Perhaps he can become a director for the club!* http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif
More like the clubs physio. He has had most injuries known to a sporting player, so he&#39;ll know all about the injuries and how to & how not to recover.

London Wasps
07-01-06, 09:24 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
More like the clubs physio. He has had most injuries known to a sporting player, so he&#39;ll know all about the injuries and how to & how not to recover.[/b]

Yes, that maybe a better role for him.. !

I have heard that Johnson will be going back to Leicester as a director of rugby? I guess that at leat the prober people are looking after the club.. http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif

lewseys got it covered
26-01-06, 06:58 PM
london wasps will POWN newcastle!